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Old October 20th, 2013, 06:02 AM   #76
 
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Very nice....but WAY out of my family's single-income budget. No SR-762 for me.



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Old October 20th, 2013, 06:26 AM   #77
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I find it strange that Ruger would call it the SR762. As far as I know, this rifle will fire .308 exclusively (correct me if I'm wrong). This could be misleading, especially to Mini-30 owners who might believe this new model will fire the same 7.62x39 round as their Mini. As far as comments about Ruger's failing QC, I really have to support Ruger on that. I've never dealt with any company that treated customers as well as Ruger has treated me. I'm confident this will be a well-made rifle, but they should have dubbed it the SR308...
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Old October 20th, 2013, 07:07 AM   #78
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I am on the band wagon for one. Ever since I sold my Lr308AP4 carbine I had a few years back, I have been thinking of replacing it with another AR style 308 carbine, the SR762 seems to fit the bill. I am just curious how its weight is balanced, and hope its not muzzle heavy. My 16" Lr308 with a HBAR barrel and 13.8" Troy MRF rail was muzzle heavy, and not a joy to carry around. It will however be the first piston gun in my AR collection, will give it a whirl. Since I already have the 24" LR308, and already have 10+ P-mags that will work with it, so its a no brainer.
hate to break it to you, but it is a bigger SR556 and that is muzzle heavy. The extra piston adds about a lb to the front of it (real word specs not scale specs). It is NOTICABLLY heavier than my DI guns
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Yep! Folks may not have noticed, but .308 is still hard to get and expensive. Before this last shortage, I was getting good deals in bulk, 500-1,000. But I haven't seen any good deals since last year.
I guess it depends on what you consider a good deal. The <50 cent 30+ year old mil surplus stuff, yeah that seems to have dried up. But new production ammo can be found around 60 cents/round, which is about the same as it was a year ago.

And during the "panic" of the last year, 308 was about the same price as 223.

1000 round case - 308 FMJ 145 grain Prvi Partizan - Non-magnetic - Brass Case - Boxer Primer - Mil-Spec type ammo PP322 | SGAmmo.com

Prvi Partizan Ammo 308 Winchester 145 Grain Full Metal Jacket Ammunition

On the topic of the SR762, it sure seems interesting. Compared to the Sig 716, it is a lot lighter. However, personally I still think the SCAR 17s is the winner here. It's 1/2 lbs lighter than the SR762, has a folding stock, and has been fairly well proven in performance.
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I can vouch for the SCAR 17S. It's an amazingly good rifle, though expensive.

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Old October 20th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #81
 
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It's another nice addition to the Ruger family. The .308 is my favorite rifle round. The price though, unfortunately, is way out of my price range. My friend recently purchased a new M1A for about $1400, which is where my price range is.

Can't wait til one of the forum members gets their hands on it and gives the rest of us a report.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 10:18 AM   #82
 
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I have been wishing for an AR-308..watching HK's and AR-10's go by without making a move. I watched the Ruger intro video on one of the infomercials on the Outdoor channel recently and decided it is time to get serious about this gun.

May sell a couple of others, but this will join my GSR and M77/44, M77/338winmag, and Mini-30 shortly.
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It's OK if that's what you want.. I will stick with my old bolt action..One shot one kill type with a 6.5x24x40mm power scope.. Guess I am really old fashioned..

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I have the SR556, so I can imagine to cool factor of having both. If I hit the lottery I'll get it. Until then I'll wish for it.
Im sure its very similar except for the higher priced ammo.
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hate to break it to you, but it is a bigger SR556 and that is muzzle heavy. The extra piston adds about a lb to the front of it (real word specs not scale specs). It is NOTICABLLY heavier than my DI guns
Yeah I know, I have fired the SR556 on several occasions, and even the LWRC REPR in 308 and both were nose heavy, I will just have to get over it I guess. Maybe add a PRS or ACS to the back of it to balance it out, that should solve the problem for me. I can't help it I am a 308 junkie, make no mistake about it.
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I find it strange that Ruger would call it the SR762. As far as I know, this rifle will fire .308 exclusively (correct me if I'm wrong). This could be misleading, especially to Mini-30 owners who might believe this new model will fire the same 7.62x39 round as their Mini. As far as comments about Ruger's failing QC, I really have to support Ruger on that. I've never dealt with any company that treated customers as well as Ruger has treated me. I'm confident this will be a well-made rifle, but they should have dubbed it the SR308...
The Ruger website says .308 / 7.62 NATO
The page with link to the manual loads the manual for the SR556 suggesting their web folk copied the page from the 556 and didn't update the link.
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Keene's/KyGunCo made this video on SR-762
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I would like to see a mini 14 in .308
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I am really intrigued by the SR762. I love my SR556 and I think that Ruger has developed a fantastic AR platform, but it is hard for me to justify the expense of the 762. (Unless you're rich, which I'm not).

With my SR556, I can have all of the fun of a great AR for a lot less shooting money. I do like the .308 cartridge, but I think that I might stick with the GSR for my next rifle purchase instead of the SR762.

Maybe I'll hit the jackpot and I can buy both of them.
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It seems to me that Ruger is shooting them selves in the foot (pun intended) by flooding the market with 308 variations.

First we get the GSR, which to me is my ideal hunting rifle. A mid-to upper price range rifle going out at $900+ each

Then they offer a cheapy, the American, in 308 for the $400 buyer (half-price specials of the GSR??)

Now along comes the AR version at $2100 to lure the top-end buyers. I want one very much.

I feel that the GSR is going to be absorbed by its Low-end AND Top-end competition within the Ruger Line. And that is a real shame.
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